Donald J. Schroeder pleaded guilty to one count of possessing child pornography of a child younger than 13, a Class 2 felony. In exchange for entering into the blind plea – which means he does not know what his sentence will be when he is sentenced Jan. 27 – 14 additional counts were dismissed, according to court documents.
The sentencing range for a Class 2 felony is between three and seven years in prison and up to $25,000 in fines. The conviction also is probational.
The charges allege he had in his possession videos and images of child pornography between Jan. 1 and Feb. 27, 2020. According to one description in the criminal complaint, one of the videos included a seven-year-old girl.
Attempts to reach his attorney Friday were not successful.